A shocking gas tanker explosion resulted in dozens of cars crashing and shut down I-95 since 5am this morning.
In South Baltimore – Interstate 95 is shut down after a large gas tanker was speeding on an icy road, fell off a bridge, and then exploded. This incident lead to a 67-car pileup, leaving 2 dead and over a dozen injured, as reported by The Baltimore Sun.
Watch dramatic footage of the exact moment the tanker slid over the rails and exploded on impact:
Warning: strong language in the next video. This is the original video taken by a man with his cell phone.
CBS Baltimore reports:
“At least two people were killed and 15 were injured in the icy pileup, three of those seriously. Emergency crews at the scene said at least 55 vehicles and one tanker were involved in the crash near the exit for Washington Boulevard on I-95 North just before 5 a.m.”
Traffic was at a halt for several hours while crews assessed the extent of the damage.
University of Maryland Medical Center has roughly 23 patients involved in the collision under their care. Michael Schwartzberg, Media Relations Director at Maryland Medical Center says, “16 people are being treated in UMMC’s Emergency Department for a range of injuries including broken bones, cuts and bruises and lacerations. Seven patients are being cared for at Shock Trauma.”
Eyewitnesses took to Twitter after the accident occurred to post the aftermath of the massive pileup:
— Sage Hiller (@sagethoughtsnow) December 17, 2016
Two people died and 15 were hospitalized in a 55-vehicle pileup this morning on I-95 North btw Caton Ave and Washington Blvd, fire dept says pic.twitter.com/jJs6T97qLd
— Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) December 17, 2016
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